Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.— Ibn Taymiyyah
Fascinating Wise Words quotations
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us.
They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.
Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.
Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.
There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
To admonish your brother in private is to advise him and improve him.
But to admonish him publicly is to disgrace and shame him.
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
Does money upset the hearts of learned men? He answered, "men whose hearts are changed by money are not learned"
The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.
We have a right to believe whatever we want, but not everything we believe is right.
Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.
Authority, power, and wealth do not change a man; they only reveal him
If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don't want to be.
When proven wrong, the wise man will correct himself and the ignorant will keep arguing.
Be careful with your words, once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
Let me tell you how to love all equally.
Do not demand anything of those you love. If you make demands, some will give you more and some less. In that case you will love more those who give you more and less those who give you less. Thus your love will not be the same for all. You will not be able to love all impartially.
The depravity of man is at once the most empirically verifiable reality but at the same time the most intellectually resisted fact.
Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out.
The happiest people are those who do the most for others.
The most miserable are those who do the least.
You cried when He took away your drop of water, not knowing He'd saved for you, the sea.
If the path before you is clear, you're probably on someone else's.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.
Great minds think alone.
Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.
Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.
A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint.
Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time.
A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat.
Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.
Nothing exists; even if something exists, nothing can be known about it; and even if something can be known about it, knowledge about it can't be communicated to others.
True words aren't eloquent; eloquent words aren't true. Wise men don't need to prove their point; men who need to prove their point aren't wise. The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is. The Tao nourishes by not forcing. By not dominating, the Master leads.
All kids are born geniuses, but are crushed by society.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.
On your journey to your dream, be ready to face oasis and deserts. In both cases, don't stop
A small act is worth a million thoughts.
When you're happy you enjoy the music, but when you're sad you understand the lyrics.
Nature gave men two ends - one to sit on and one to think with.
Ever since then man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most.